Valuing Nature programme, Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points

NERC is inviting proposals to contribute to addressing the goals of the Valuing Nature programme through a broader understanding of the tipping points of ecosystem services.

This NERC supported call is for UK focused research proposals to further understand:

  • the links between ecosystem stocks, ecosystem service flows and benefits that are delivered as a result, to enable identification of critical levels of ecosystem stocks that avoid abrupt and damaging change in the delivery of benefits (tipping points); and
  • how the values (including those broader than economics) of ecosystem services and the benefits they deliver change as tipping points are reached and exceeded.

A funding pot of up to £1·1 million (80% full economic cost) is available from NERC, which is expected to support three proposals of up to 30 months' duration, and up to £370,000 (80% FEC).

Applicants should refer to the full Announcement of Opportunity for further details.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 512KB)

Call opens: 8 March 2016

Call closes: 16:00 BST 5 May 2016


For further information about this Announcement of Opportunity, please contact:

Valuing Nature